Official One Sheet: Spike Lee’s OLDBOY


A trunk in a meadow. Josh Brolin emerges. The official poster from Spike Lee’s OLDBOY is both reminiscent of Park Chan-wook’s original and serves as the first look, using a proper shot from the film. 

Directed by Spike Lee (DO THE RIGHT THING, INSIDE MAN), 2013’s OLDBOY is “the story of an advertising executive (Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.”

Lee, one of our great filmmakers excels just as much in a more provocative, independent and biting manner as he does when crafting a more pulpy tale such as INSIDE MAN. As you probably know, the Korean OLDBOY hosts a healthy mix of the two, going to shocking places in its ultimate reveal. Will Lee push that far? His vision of OLDBOY, co-starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, is out October 25, 2013.

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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